UP warns of seemingly legitimate e-mails requesting password change

Published February 10, 2021, 3:35 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The University of the Philippines (UP) on Wednesday, Feb. 10, warned of random phishing e-mails that might appear legitimate as they use the Google logo.

“Please be informed that there have been reports of phishing attempts posing as password reset links from Google Workspace,” UP said in an announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

“Kindly be reminded that we do not reset UP Mail passwords unless requested by users through https://ictsupport.up.edu.ph/,” it added.

If a request for password reset was not made, UP Mail users were advised not to entertain these emails posing as Google.

“Do not click any of the links in said e-mail, and delete it immediately,” UP stressed.

“Moreover, be wary of emails, SMS, or phone calls asking you to provide any of your passwords or PINs. UP online system administrators will never ask for your security credentials,” it said.

If one encounters suspicious websites, emails, and posts on social media sites, immediately inform the CU ICT Support through ictsupport.up.edu.ph